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Dr. Claire Watson
(716) 375-2163
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What Can I Do With This Major?


Health and Human Performance Lab

St. Bonaventure's Health and Human Performance Lab, used jointly by students and faculty in the physical education, sport studies and biology programs, provides hands-on experience with human performance measurement equipment.

Preparing Individuals to Teach and Coach

Physical Education Bike HockeyThe undergraduate physical education major is designed to prepare individuals to teach physical education and provides certification to coach at the middle and high school levels.

The program poses an integrated concentration of courses in motor development, health-related fitness and wellness, biological sciences, rhythms, individual and dual sport methods courses, elementary and secondary methods, physical education for exceptional children, adventure education, and two aquatics certifications, all with an emphasis on learning how to teach.

The physical education degree will put you in schools

Students begin studying physical education foundations and their application to human development and learning as early as the freshman year. This is accompanied by more than 20 contact hours of supervised field experience with an on-campus preschool motor development program involving preschool children with and without disabilities.

During the first two years of study, each activity course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to learn and apply teaching applications. Ten contact hours in the schools is experienced during the sophomore year. The physical education program combined with the Clare College liberal arts requirements of the University provide physical education majors with a well-rounded undergraduate experience.

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